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12 months ago
Colas Rail
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Rail
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
Quality, Assurance & Systems Manager


The Quality, Assurance & Systems Manager will ensure aspects of the development, design and delivery processes, both internally and at sub-contractors and supply chain are robust, fit for purpose and meet both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance and customer expectations.



* Develop an integrated management system in line with ISO9001.2015, ISO14001.2015 & OHSAS18001.2007 [ISO45001] & ISO44001.

* Develop business improvement programmes and project management their effective delivery

* Carry out audits as identified and provide written reports on the findings

* Deliver strong stakeholder engagement internally with PMO, Safety, Sustainability & Risk teams to minimise duplication of effort in the IMS

* Produce an Assurance Management Plan

* Develop and coordinate delivery of a Risk Based Assurance Programme; manage the outputs from the assurance activities and work with the business to deliver any findings to completion.

* Provide robust Management Information as appropriate to demonstrate performance of the IMS

* Ensure robust engagement with alliance partner parent company representatives to provide assurance that their risk is being effectively managed

* Lead interface and coordination with independent assurance functions, such as the Owner, Partner Parent Companies, External Assurance Team, as appropriate.


* To ensure that products and services are fit for purpose and meet both external and internal requirements, including legal compliance, customer expectations and the Programme Alliance Agreement.

* Seek to continuously improve standards

* Drive business improvements and process adherence including but not limited to:

* Analyse production processes

* Identify areas for improvement

* Expansion of process controls

* Development of working instructions

* Set up and review of relevant process key performance indicators (KPIs) - Drive the use of the Integrated Management System, including Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety and Collaborative Relationships.

* Contribute to the preparation and planning for the completion of external and internal audits and assessments.

* Data review and trend analysis

* Investigate internal quality issues, including all returns and non-conformances.

* Ensure all quality issues are correctly logged, monitored and escalated, where appropriate.

* Assist in identifying root causes and provide support to overcome problems

* Carry out supplier audits as required, including audits of external processes.

* Help to ensure all procedures and management systems are in line with legal and internal customer requirements, including writing and updating of procedures

Implement & monitor agreed audit recommendations as directed



* Educated to Degree or HNDHNC level or equivalent in technical engineering subjects.

* Lead Auditor qualification

Knowledge and Experience

* Minimum of 7 years' experience in design, implementation and management of integrated management systems

* Minimum of 7 years' experience in an engineering or construction environment

* Minimum CQP CQI Tech IOSH PIEMA required

* Strong problem solving skills

* Experience of rail industry advantageous

* Experience of highways projects advantageous

* Experience with using quality tools and techniques

* Experience of working within a joint venture or alliance is advantageous

* Experience of technical authoring

* Experience of project managing business improvement programmes

* Able to carry out investigations and produce reports

* Can use Microsoft Office products

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